Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 12.50.54GATESHEAD restaurant Angeethi was transformed into a pampering paradise as the Indian Family Kitchen teamed up with Gateshead College.

As part of Angeethi’s annual Ladies’ Indian Summer Night, beauty therapy students from Gateshead College were on hand offering manicures, mini massages, hair styling, make overs and beauty tips and tricks. Local fashion entrepreneurs also set up shop in the restaurant, with a range of ladies clothing and accessories available.

Suitably glammed up, the ladies sat down to a selection of Angeethi’s authentic Indian dishes, with a range of traditional curries, rices, naan bread and salad served.

Priya Mishra, owner of Angeethi, said: “After working with catering students from Gateshead College on a successful event last year, I couldn’t wait to repeat the experience again this year.

“Having welcomed the college’s catering students into our kitchen last year for a student takeover night, this year I wanted to provide an opportunity for the college’s beauty therapy students to put into practice what they are learning.

“The evening was a fantastic opportunity for ladies to get together and enjoy a spot of shopping, pampering and delicious Indian cuisine. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves.”

Genevene High, curriculum operations manager at Gateshead College, said: “This event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop their practical skills. Opportunities like this build students’ confidence and offer valuable experience which compliments what they learn with us in our industry-standard salons; preparing them for a real working environment.

“The students were all very professional and enjoyed the great feedback they received from beauty clients and the staff at Angeethi.”

For more information on Angeethi, which offers a taste of the true essence of India the whole family can enjoy in elegant surroundings, visit